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Protecting Legacies And Clients’ Interests In Estate And Trust Litigation

Whatever side of estate or trust litigation you find yourself on, do not be surprised if you experience stress and a sense of agitation or urgency. When estate problems involve a loved one’s legacy and/or high stakes, knowledgeable, calm legal counsel can help you focus on the goal of a practical resolution.

At Fridley Law Firm Attorneys at Law in Brea, California, our attorneys bring a professional, calm demeanor to the table along with a great wealth of knowledge about estate law. With more than 20 years of combined experience practicing in this area of the law, Scott Fridley and Hope L. Mathena are available to reassure you and provide you with the information that you need to move toward a timely conclusion to a dispute.

Ready To Tackle Complex And Simple Cases

Probate and trust administration can uncover areas of uncertainty and potential conflict. Working with an experienced lawyer to administer an estate is a wise investment when a loved one’s legacy and/or significant assets are at stake.

Probate, the process of distributing assets after someone’s death, can result in a dispute or litigation when competing interests are at odds. A creditor, an estranged family member or a business partner may present challenges as an executor (personal representative) works through the processes of administering an estate. Our estate and trust litigation practice encompasses many areas, including the following:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty claims
  • Beneficiary claims
  • Contested heirship claims
  • Creditor claims
  • Trust misappropriation and mismanagement claims
  • Fraudulent transfer claims
  • Will contests
  • Claims of undue influence
  • Elder abuse claims
  • Real estate-related inheritance disputes
  • Defective accounting claims
  • Contested powers of attorney
  • Contested conservatorships and guardianships
  • Trust validity challenges

If your estate-related legal concern is not listed here, please bring it to our attention. We often take on unique and unusual cases. Regardless of the recommended path to resolution, we listen carefully and explain legal issues in plain English. We make sure that our clients understand costs, risks and potential gains or losses associated with negotiations, mediation or litigation.

Get Answers And Direction

Our attorneys are here to help families, charitable organizations and others with interests in estates work through problematic issues in pursuit of cost-effective, fair resolutions.

To address your estate or trust litigation matter, contact our law offices at 714-660-1189 or complete our online inquiry form.